On Monday 4th November, Josephine Chamron and Kendra Kankam participated in the annual UN Youth Voice Public Speaking competition. This competition sees participants from years 7-10 propose solutions to pressing global issues, lobby for their consideration, and defend its validity.
Some of the topics included:
How can the international community manage and prevent civil conflicts around the world?
How can Australia improve economic equality between its citizens?
Both Josie and Kendra chose to speak on the following topic, ‘how can we promote mental health in Australia?’ where they had four minutes to pitch an outline for their proposed solution to the problem. This was followed by an impromptu question time, where they received two unseen questions and were given one minute to prepare a 2-minute speech.
We are yet to know who has made it through to the semi-finals. We will find out later in the week. Regardless of the outcome, both students did an exceptional job. Congratulations and thank you for your time and commitment! Thank you to Mrs Lee who accompanied our students to this event.